Special Programmes & Exhibitions


Presented by the Hong Kong Palace Museum, Fine Art Asia and The Ink Society

Dance with the HKPM  |  When a Jazz Pianist Meets an Erhu Virtuoso  |  Conservator in Action  |  NFTs  |  A Tribute to Ding Yanyong

Dance with the HKPM

Dance Performances – presented by the Hong Kong Palace Museum

Performers: Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG) Dance Group
Choreographer: Ms Flora Hon 
Dancers: Ms Yung Yan Yin, Mr Siu Kai Leung
Dates & times: 8 October 2021 (Friday), 2:00pm
  9 October 2021 (Saturday), 2:00pm & 3:30pm
  10 October 2021 (Sunday), 2:30pm
Venue: Hong Kong Palace Museum Booth C12, Fine Art Asia

*Due to adverse weather condition,
– The Dance with HKPM performance on 8 October 2021 (Friday) 2:00pm will be rescheduled to 11 October 2021 (Monday) 2:00pm;

– The Dance with HKPM performance on 9 October 2021 (Saturday) 2:00pm and 3:30pm respectively will be cancelled;

Inspired by the architecture of the Hong Kong Palace Museum and the Forbidden City, as well as traditional Chinese art and culture, the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG) presents a contemporary dance piece created by celebrated choreographer Ms Flora Hon and performed by two of the group’s leading dancers, Ms Yung Yan Yin and Mr Siu Kai Leung.


Flora Hon is a contemporary dance instructor, performer, and choreographer. She graduated with a degree in modern dance from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. In 2003, Hon was a recipient of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund, and gained her BFA at SUNY Purchase College, New York. While in New York, Hon also danced for the High Frequency Wavelengths Dance Company and Noémie Lafrance of Sens Production, along with many other dance companies and choreographers.
Her recent projects include the concerts Jacky Cheung A Classic Tour 2017–2019, Missing Kay 2015 World Tour, and Best Wishes to You Jody in Taiwan.

Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (HKFYG) provides opportunities and facilities for the social, educational, cultural, emotional, and physical development of young people. The HKFYG Dance Group is a significant part of its programming.

Yan Yin Yung and Wilfred Siu graduated from Studiodanz’s The Showbiz Project Professional Dancer Training. Both received further training in the USA and have gone on to perform with famous artists, like Andy Lau and Sammi Cheng.

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When a Jazz Pianist Meets an Erhu Virtuoso

Music Performances – presented by the Hong Kong Palace Museum

Performers: Ms Joyce Cheung 
  Ms Pik Sum Chan
Dates & times: 9 October 2021 (Saturday), 2:30pm & 3:00pm
  10 October 2021 (Sunday), 1:00pm & 1:30pm
Venue: Hong Kong Palace Museum Booth C12, Fine Art Asia

This exciting performance features local jazz pianist Joyce Cheung and erhu virtuoso Ms Pik Sum Chan in musical conversation. Combining the sounds of two very different musical instruments, the musicians collaborate to offer a contemporary reinterpretation of Chinese and Western classics that transports listeners across time and space.

*Due to adverse weather condition, the When a Jazz Pianist Meets an Erhu Virtuoso performance on 9 October 2021 (Saturday) 2:30pm & 3:00pm will be rescheduled to 11 October 2021 (Monday) 1:30pm.

Joyce Cheung is a jazz pianist, arranger, and composer based in Hong Kong. She is a co-artistic director at Music Lab, an emerging festival organiser. Her debut album, Set Loose, was released in September 2020. Joyce’s latest performances include Gingers’ Tonic, organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department in July 2021. In the same year, she played at the Chan Fai Young x Women’s Choir Concert People Come People Go at the Hong Kong Coliseum, as well as Our Jazz Pianists, curated by the Jazz World Live Series. Joyce is a frequent collaborator with Hong Kong musicians, including Chan Fai Young, Joey Yung, Alfred Hui, On Chan, and the Grasshoppers.
Joyce studied at the Berklee College of Music, graduating with a first-class honours degree in film scoring, contemporary writing, and production in 2014. She obtained a master’s degree in contemporary performance in 2017.
Aside from her performing career, Joyce is also a passionate educator. She has conducted masterclasses and performances at the Musicians Education Festival in Prague. She also teaches the jazz programme at the Education University of Hong Kong.


Chan Pik Sum graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, where she studied Cantonese music with the gaohu virtuoso Yu Qiwei, attaining a double major in gaohu and erhu. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from the Academy and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, respectively.
A performer of both Chinese and Western music, Chan has played with various leading orchestras as a soloist, including the Fulcrum Point New Music Project of Chicago, Chung Chi Wind Orchestra of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Pan Asia Symphony Orchestra, and the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong. She has also performed in crossover productions featuring dance, Chinese traditional theatre, and multimedia.
In 2018, Chan received the “Persons with Outstanding Contributions to the Development of Arts and Culture” award in recognition of her dedication to the promotion of international art and cultural events.

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Conservator in Action: Demonstration of Chinese Painting Conservation Tools and Materials

Demonstration – presented by the Hong Kong Palace Museum

Speakers: Mr Zhichao Lyu, Conservator, Hong Kong Palace Museum
Dates & times: 9 October 2021 (Saturday) 6:00 – 6:45pm
  10 October 2021 (Sunday) 6:00 – 6:45pm
  11 October 2021 (Monday) 5:00 – 5:45pm
Venue: Hong Kong Palace Museum Booth C12, Fine Art Asia
Language: Putonghua

*Due to adverse weather condition, The Conservator in Action: Demo of Chinese Painting Conservation Tools and Materials demonstration session on 9 October 2021 (Saturday) 6:00pm will be cancelled.

The conservation of Chinese paintings and calligraphy works has a long and illustrious history. The Hong Kong Palace Museum Chinese painting conservator Mr Zhichao Lyu will show you his fascinating and unique set of tools and materials, such as brushes made of palm fibre and goat hair, horse-hoof knives, bamboo strips, pebbles, and Chinese awls. He will also share insights into the history and techniques of conservation.

Zhichao Lyu is a conservator of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy. Prior to joining the Hong Kong Palace Museum, he trained with the renowned conservators Gu Xiangmei (the Freer Gallery of Art) and Sun Jian (the Shanghai Museum). He has worked at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art, and restored numerous Chinese paintings and calligraphic works, including Goat and Sheep, a celebrated masterpiece by the Yuan Dynasty (1271–1368) scholar-artist Zhao Mengfu. In 2018, he was one of the key contributors to the exhibition “Conservation in Action: Demons and Demon Quellers” at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, for which his team restored Marshal Xin, an important Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) painting. He is a strong advocate for the teaching of traditional Chinese conservation techniques, and has held conservation workshops at Fudan University and the China Maritime Museum.

For visitors of Fine Art Asia 2021 who are interested in attending the conservation demonstration, please email us at ryan.lai@hkpm.org.hk for registration. Limited capacity available on a first-come, first-served basis.


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Presented by Fine Art Asia

Fine Art Asia 2021 is proud to be the first major fine art fair to host an exclusive exhibition area devoted to NFTs, featuring a combination of ancient and modern art, culture and virtual financial technology. The exhibition travels from past to present, reinterpreting art and culture in the new era.

Fine Art Asia introduced NFT works for the first time at Art Basel Hong Kong 2021. The concept received an overwhelming response, capturing the attention of many dealers and collectors. At Fine Art Asia 2021, Andy Hei, Founder and Director of Fine Art Asia, and Warren Cheng, Director of Fine Art Asia, co-curate the first NFT exhibition at the fair. This is the first large-sale cross-sector collaboration in the pursuit of innovative ideas, demonstrating the idea of collecting artworks virtually.


The 1st exhibition

The first exhibition is an NFT auction co-presented by Fine Art Asia 2021 in cooperation with HK01 Joyful Foundation, paying tribute to Hong Kong’s athletes to coincide with this year of the Tokyo Olympics. 10 NFT works will be presented featuring special moments for these athletes. All proceeds will be donated to the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China, strengthening training and support for Hong Kong athletes.


The 2nd exhibition

A second exhibition aims to make antiques more accessible to the public through NFTs. Well-known comic artist Jerry Cho and animation artist Step C will create stunning NFT artworks on the theme of the art and culture from past Chinese dynasties.



The 3rd exhibition

In a third exhibition entitled “Crystal Clear”, NFTs can be exchanged for physical jewellery pieces created by renowned actress Crystal Fung Ying Ying. The theme is the “Journey of Life”, with a limited edition of crystal bracelets representing the three stages – seeds, flowers and fruit. The fruit bracelet is inlaid with antique gold ornaments to create a unique art treasure.


The first ever VVIP art fair ticket in NFT format in Hong Kong has arrived in Fine Art Asia 2021. Anyone with a cryptocurrency wallet (ETH on Polygon compatible) can sign up to receive this NFT ticket by sending us an email (airdrop@aaifair.com) with their wallet address one week before the fair. You will receive one edition of this VVIP NFT ticket. During the fair, this NFT ticket can be used to redeem one VIP ticket (admits two) and a set of gifts. Each NFT ticket is eligible for one redemption. Only 50 editions available. This NFT is minted on the Polygon chain, please use the appropriate wallet when signing up and redeeming.


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A Tribute to Ding Yanyong

Presented by The Ink Society

The Ink Society presents a special exhibition, “A Tribute to Ding Yanyong” at Fine Art Asia 2021. The exhibition is the fifth instalment of the “Tribute” series, which celebrates the art and legacies of master ink painters. Often referred to as “Matisse of the East”, Ding Yanyong (1902–1978) created a highly original visual language by synthesising the Chinese ink painting tradition with modern European art.

Ding Yanyong (1902-1978)
Orchid, Rock and Starling
Ink on paper
H. 139 x W. 69 cm

Ding Yanyong (1902-1978)
The Eight Immortals
Ink and colour on paper
H. 132.7 x W. 67 cm

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